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    Drill & ream the holes first leaving material on...

    Drill & ream the holes first leaving material on all four sides to grind into the holes.

    When you spot your holes, don't move the table, that includes the knee.

    I would use a .499 reamer, and...
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    if there are holes in the center of these wheels,...

    if there are holes in the center of these wheels, find yourself a lawnmower blade balancer.
    Amazon.com : Oregon Lawn Mower Blade Balancer 42-100 : Lawnmower Blade Balancer : Garden & Outdoor

    Get...
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    You're probably right Gordon. If he, or any...

    You're probably right Gordon.

    If he, or any American would go to a communist dictatorship for a "few weeks" they might actually see how they do stuff.

    He could see first hand how they treat...
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    Collet, turn short distance, advance, repeat. ...

    Collet, turn short distance, advance, repeat.

    Flip end for end and finish the head.

    If you need to, add a few m.m. to the skinny end and drill a center and use a live center.

    Easy peasy.
    ...
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    Funny that. And yet, you still come here and...

    Funny that.

    And yet, you still come here and lecture us dolts in 'Merica about the enlightened taxation system you have in Denmark.

    Maybe a few more minutes spent researching and a few less...
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    Looks like that worked.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ...

    Looks like that worked.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    (congrats on thinking things thru on the taxes front)
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    You can request that your heat treat house brines...

    You can request that your heat treat house brines the tapped holes.

    We always had this option chosen. We also never chased holes with a tap, we usually used a s.s. cap screw with a "flute" ground...
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    Actually, that is a really good idea^^^^^^^^^^ ...

    Actually, that is a really good idea^^^^^^^^^^

    You may want to turn up a quick dummy without all the little shit and send it to the heat treat house and see what happens to it.

    Then adjust...
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    You may also want to double draw your parts back...

    You may also want to double draw your parts back to around 54-56 r.c. this will keep them more stable during finishing.

    If this isn't an option, then I would ask your heat treat house if they...
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    I would leave .010-.015 on the thickness. I...

    I would leave .010-.015 on the thickness.

    I would also turn the od and the id leaving about 1/16th on both surfaces, and then take them out of the lathe chuck and let them spring.

    Re-chuck with...
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    Sounds to me like you talk for a living. FYI,...

    Sounds to me like you talk for a living.

    FYI, Nobody TELLS me what to do. They ask nicely. I would never work for a jerkface that walks around TELLING folks what to do.

    But hey, you were 25 and...
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    I'm sure you have. I don't do meetings, I do...

    I'm sure you have.

    I don't do meetings, I do WORK.

    The meeting people have their schedule, I have mine.

    I;m actually going to agree with another poster that thinks you've never had a real...
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    We do this often. If the failure was significant...

    We do this often. If the failure was significant enough to effect our delivery to our customer, we CHARGE them for it.

    Usually this involves the tooling department (that would be me) to remake or...
  14. Thread: Recession?

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    What he said.^^^^^^^^^^ We can't get enough...

    What he said.^^^^^^^^^^

    We can't get enough help. and we're willing to pay well.

    Hell, the Amazon "distribution center" starts folks at $15.00 and hour. You have to beat that to even get a...
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    Well, at least we can agree on ONE...

    Well, at least we can agree on ONE thing^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That's why when I learned what is was .....exactly, The first question I had was:

    Where is that...
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    Have you experimented with straightening after...

    Have you experimented with straightening after heat treat and draw?

    Our local heat treater offers a straightening service. It's my understanding that they reheat the finished workpiece back up to...
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    We mostly check stamped parts and the assemblies...

    We mostly check stamped parts and the assemblies they are a part of. (Everything is tiny BTW.)

    WE have a multi level QC/QA system. The operator/die setup person check the first article, and...
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    Both. His corrective action duties are...

    Both.



    His corrective action duties are part of why he's good at his job.

    And it is not a requirement but an insurance policy for us. After we assemble our products, they are fused in glass...
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    What I mean is that he's GOOD at his JOB. And...

    What I mean is that he's GOOD at his JOB.

    And YES things have improved at all levels of his duties.




    You're not me.
    We are required to inspect incoming stuff because of ISO.
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    We have a constant problem filling Q.A....

    We have a constant problem filling Q.A. positions.

    It is the primary bottleneck in the entire building.

    We recently hired a mechanical engineer from Missouri S&T and she is great. Then we hired...
  22. Thread: Recession?

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    Wouldn't dream of it.

    Wouldn't dream of it.
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    "A single die" can do as many bends as you design...

    "A single die" can do as many bends as you design it to do.

    The bends in two directions are actually a help to the spring back thingy. If you want the center section and the wings to be...
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    Nuther pull...

    Nuther pull quote^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    If you have a die set, and a 50 ton hydraulic...

    If you have a die set, and a 50 ton hydraulic press you should be fine.

    I would form the part upside down from the view you have. The two outside wings probably should have spring pressure...
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